Manufacturer: KPM China
Very pretty vintage tea cup and saucer made by KPM China in Germany in their Kingsly pattern. Both pieces are marked on the underside bases with the crown & KPM in green, followed by the Kingsly pattern name in script in red. Under this in red is "U.S. Patent No. 77,445, Germany". This patent number dates to 1929. We got this out of a home where the former owner said a relative had gotten this pre WW II (World War II, WW2), and given the Germany country name this makes sense, so we believe these were made ca. 1929 - 1930's.
We purchased a partial set of this KPM Kingsly china containing several types of pieces. We have 4 of these teacup & saucer sets, all matching (the images are of one of these sets). We've listed each cup & saucer set as being sold separately and the price shown is for one set, in case people want just one set to add to their cup & saucer collection. We would be pleased to sell you more than one cup & saucer set, please see note at the bottom of this listing.
White base porcelain (these pieces are translucent) or bone china. These are both decorated with a pale yellow background color, multi-color flowers (which looks to include tulips, chrysanthemums, etc., with lots of green leaves), a scroll & geometric shaped banding, green & navy blue trim near the outer edge including a dot pattern, & gold trim. The main decoration appears on the topside of the saucer and the interior of the teacup. The outside of the teacup has a scroll & geometric band as well as a nicely curved handle on one side painted gold. The design looks to be largely a transfer, with probably hand painting for the gold and perhaps for some of the other decorative colors, we're not sure.
Saucer has a slightly lowered or indented section in the middle for seating the cup (which has the scroll & geometric band trim and a large floral grouping in the center), then smoothly curves upwards towards the edge, measuring about 5 3/4 inches diameter and sitting about 13/16 inch in height. The cup is basically round, curving outward and upward from the base, with a top opening diameter of about 4 inches and a total width to the outside of the handle of about 4 11/16 inches. The cup sits about 2 inches in height. The two older pieces together sit about 2 1/4 inches total height.
We've provided 8 images to show from varied angles including one of the manufacturer marking. The camera light creates white "hot spot" reflections on the smooth surfaces. Please use the zoom feature to examine closely. Together these two pieces weigh almost 8 1/2 ounces unpacked.
Very nice overall vintage condition with no cracks, crazing, or utensil marks, but there is indication of age and age wear. The condition varies slightly by piece/set, but all are similar. There is gold wear on these pieces which you can clearly see on all the cup handles, particularly on the lower part in the middle. The handle was meant to be all gold but there is a good bit of paint wear here (on the handles, perhaps 50-55%+ of the gold remains, again this varies by cup). However the gold line edge trim on the rims of the cups and saucers look terrific with only slight touches of wear, having 90-95%+ of the gold remaining there. The floral and scroll/geometric band coloring looks bright overall, but there are some tiny touches of wear, particularly on the scroll/geometric band (this is seen clearest on the saucers perhaps due to rubbing from placing the cup), but not bad with 90-95% of the overall colors on the cups & saucers still there. On the underside of some saucers on the base rim on which they sit, there are a number of very, very tiny flakes or very low chips, but no large chips on these pieces. Elsewhere on the underside saucer there may be a small very light brown line stain with perhaps a nearby similar dot stain. None of these pieces look very used on the topsides/insides, but perhaps this staining is a bit of underside coffee staining, we don't know (nothing you would see on display or in use). There are some pin/pit/raised dots in the porcelain, some stray paint dots/spots, a few tiny scratches on the outside of the cups and perhaps on the saucers (there could be light scratches we are missing but not bad, we had to look at an angle in bright light to find these), and perhaps some other slight minor age wear.
A very displayable and usable teacup & saucer set from this attractive KPM Kingsly china pattern.
Please Note: If you are interested in more than one cup & saucer or other items, please contact us before inputting the order. We'd be pleased to combine multiple items for shipment in one box, if possible, to save you on postage. The system won't automatically combine shipping, and will quote as if each item/listing is shipped separately. We would be happy to provide the combined shipping costs for you.